On This Day

Historical Events in December 1799

  • Dec 10 Metric system first adopted in France

Historic Event

Dec 18 George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon

Historic Event

Dec 24 Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered

  • Dec 26 George Washington is eulogized by Colonel Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"